Limited Edition

Episode 35: Project E Gran Ola Review

I give you my review of the Epic Cigars limited edition Project E Gran Ola. You can follow along with my review here. I also go over our new Statement of Ethics and why it’s important to our staff and to our fans. You can get your own Simply Stogies Podcast SWAG here!

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Episode 33: Up and Down with Phil Ledbetter from Up Down Cigars

I had the opportunity to sit down with co-owner of Up Down Cigar (located at 1550 N. Wells St., Chicago, IL) and current PCA Board Member, Phil Ledbetter. Phil and I discussed his cigar journey, starting from pipe smoking and going all the way through his becoming co-owner of Up Down Cigar. We discussed the…

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L’Atelier Cote d’Or 2017 L.E.

OVERVIEW VITOLA:   [vitola name] SIZE:   [##” x ##] ORIGIN:   [country of origin] FACTORY:   [factory] WRAPPER:   [wrapper] BINDER:   [binder] FILLER:   [filler] STRENGTH:   [strength] SOURCE: [source] ENVIRONMENT WHERE: [location] WHEN: [date/time] DRINKS: [bev] WEATHER: [weather] WHAT’S ON: [what’s on] PRODUCTION RELEASE TYPE  [release type] ORIGINALLY RELEASE DATE  [OR release date] TOTAL PRODUCTION Typical Box Size:     Boxes of [##] Production…

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Episode 21: Isabela Time Traveler 2019 Review

I announce the first Patreon exclusive content from Simply Stogies Podcast called, Tales from the Lounge, is now available for Patreon supporters! To become a Patron of Simply Stogies Podcast please go to https://www.patreon.com/simplystogies and sign up to get instant access to this new bonus content! I welcome simplystogies.com Content Director and Lead Reviewer, Mike Breig, to…

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Ezra Zion (Pre)Eminence

OVERVIEW VITOLA:   Box-Pressed ChurchillSIZE:   7″ x 46 (estimate – actual size undisclosed) ORIGIN:   UndisclosedFACTORY:   Undisclosed WRAPPER:   Mexican San AndresBINDER:   UndisclosedFILLER:   Undisclosed STRENGTH:   Medium SOURCE:   Ezra Zion Website ENVIRONMENT WHERE:   Three-Season Porch at Home WHEN:   July 14, 2017 @ 10 AM DRINKS:   Coffee – French-pressed & black WEATHER:   Gorgeous summer day WHAT’S ON:   Nothin’ PRODUCTION RELEASE TYPE  Regular production…

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Ezra Zion Live Free or Die

OVERVIEW VITOLA:   Box-Pressed PrensadoSIZE:   6″ x 52 ORIGIN:   NicaraguaFACTORY:   Undisclosed WRAPPER:   HabanoBINDER:   Vintage NicaraguanFILLER:   Vintage Nicaraguan STRENGTH:   Full SOURCE:   Purchased on Secondary Market ENVIRONMENT WHERE:   Three-Season Porch at Home WHEN:   July 27, 2017 at 1 PM DRINKS:   Coffee – black WEATHER:   Low 80s – little humid but nice WHAT’S ON:   WGR 550 – Buffalo Sports Radio PRODUCTION…

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Ezra Zion Chocolate Porter

OVERVIEW VITOLA:   [vitola name] SIZE:   [##” x ##] ORIGIN:   [country of origin] FACTORY:   [factory] WRAPPER:   [wrapper] BINDER:   [binder] FILLER:   [filler] STRENGTH:   [strength] SOURCE: [source] ENVIRONMENT WHERE: [location] WHEN: [date/time] DRINKS: [bev] WEATHER: [weather] WHAT’S ON: [what’s on] PRODUCTION RELEASE TYPE  [release type] ORIGINALLY RELEASE DATE  [OR release date] TOTAL PRODUCTION Typical Box Size:     Boxes of [##] Production…

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Episode 17: AMA/Virtual Cut&Light with Jon Huber of Crowned Heads Cigars

Jon Huber from Crowned Heads cigars joins James and some of the members from simplystogies.club for an AMA. Jon discusses his cigar journey, how he got started in the business, and where he sees the future of the business. Jon also talks about what inspires him and finding the reason for cigars to exist. We…

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Ezra Zion Burnt Ends

OVERVIEW VITOLA:   Box-Pressed ToroSIZE:   6″ x 52 ORIGIN:   UndisclosedFACTORY:   Undisclosed WRAPPER:   Cured CorojoBINDER:   UndisclosedFILLER:   Undisclosed STRENGTH:   Medium SOURCE:   Ezra Zion website via “Dad’s Dig Ezra” Sampler ENVIRONMENT WHERE:   Patio – around the firepit WHEN:   July 4, 2017 @ 9 PM DRINKS:   New Belgium Fat Tire Belgian-Style Ale WEATHER:   Perfect summer night WHAT’S ON:   Fireworks : ) PRODUCTION…

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Ezra Zion Blessed Leaf Doxology

OVERVIEW VITOLA:   ToroSIZE:   6″ x 52 ORIGIN:   NicaraguaFACTORY:   EZ HQ WRAPPER:   Nicaraguan CorojoBINDER:   Indonesian & Nicaraguan (double binder)FILLER:   Nicaraguan Jalapa, Esteli & Ometepe STRENGTH:   Medium SOURCE:   Trade w/ fellow BOTL ENVIRONMENT WHERE:   Le Cigar (Dearborn, MI) WHEN:   July 25, 2017 at 8 PM DRINKS:   Bell’s Oberon – favorite summer-time brew WEATHER:   Sitting Inside – but 70s outside WHAT’S…

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